ISS names design award finalists

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The International Superyacht Society announced its lists of finalists for the 2009 International Design Awards. These yachts represent the finest naval architecture, design, interiors, engineering and builds the large yacht industry presents annually.

Each year, nominees are submitted to ISS by the large-yacht industry's leading builders, designers and stewards. The categories are as follows:

Power: Three awards for size categories 24m-40m, 40m-65m, 65m+

Sail: Two awards for size categories 24m-40m, 40m+

Interior Design Fitout: One award for power or sail

The winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at ISS's annual International Design Awards Gala at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale.

ISS also recognizes achievement in the business and service of superyachts. During the gala, the ISS Leadership Award and Distinguished Crew Award are presented.

Click here for the full release.

Click here and here for the finalists in the Power categories.

Click here for the finalists in the Sail category.

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